Who We Are
GOED is the only organization focused specifically on increasing consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s around the world. We represent the worldwide EPA and DHA omega-3 industry, and our membership is built on a quality standard unparalleled in the market. Our mission is to increase consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3s and ensure that our members produce quality products that consumers can trust.
Our 170+ members represent the entire supply chain from fisheries and crude oil suppliers to refiners, concentrators and brands. GOED's extensive network helps members expand and grow their businesses. Our activities focus on maintaining quality standards, educating consumers and healthcare professionals, furthering the science, and advocating for members with governments and NGO’s throughout the world. We also offer comprehensive data on the global omega-3 supply chain, consumer market research in 20+ countries, a comprehensive database on all human clinical trials on EPA and DHA and scientific, regulatory and technical expertise.
The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED) was founded in 2006 as GO3ETA, Inc. Our roots go back to 2000 when industry leaders collaborated to petition the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to establish a heart disease risk reduction claim for omega-3s. These companies later formalized the relationship by creating the Omega-3 Working Group at the Council for Responsible Nutrition and this group developed what is now known as the GOED Voluntary Monograph. After the working group was dissolved in 2006, 12 of the companies founded GOED with the mandate to grow membership to represent the entire EPA and DHA omega-3 industry.